Spaulding Hospital (Continuing Medical Care) Cambridge

1575 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617/758-5496
Web address:

Contact Person:

Mr. Bruce Aguilar

Organization Description:

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, or SHC, is part of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and treats about 1, 500 patients per year. SHC focuses on long-term acute medical care, in contrast to the rehabilitation focus at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Our patient population are living with serious illness, often of a life-threatening nature, such as Oncology, Pulmonary and Vent Weaning, Disorders of Consciousness and other complex medical diagnoses.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student learns how to minister with a religiously pluralistic population of patients and their family members. As patient admissions last at least a few weeks, a student has time to deepen pastoral relationships with our patients. The student is invited to participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and committee meetings with the supervisor and/or another staff chaplain; committees include one on Ethics, the other on make decisions about a patient’s “goals of care” (curative vs. palliative).

Commute/Transportation Information:

SHC is a 10 minute walk from HDS, on Cambridge Street between Inman Square and Harvard Square. Free parking on site can be requested if needed.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling


Weekly supervision with the on-site board-certified chaplain.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: In addition to Pastoral Care and Counseling, past students have also been able to set and meet goals in several other Arts of Ministry at SHC.

    Acceptance is contingent on screening by SHC Occupational Health and SHC Human Resources.

    Chaplain will work with students to set up a mutually convenient schedule on weekdays. Mr. Bruce Aguilar, BCC (board-certified chaplain), is Director of Spiritual Care for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.

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